IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for March 10, 2019

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

"In just one month, Americans have made a sudden and dramatic shift away from the pro-choice position and toward a pro-life stance, according to a new Marist poll.

The shift was led by Democrats and those under 45 years old, according to a survey taken Feb.12-17 in the wake of efforts in several states to legalize abortion up until birth.

'Current proposals that promote late-term abortion have reset the landscape and language on abortion in a pronounced – and very measurable – way,' said Barbara Carvalho, director of The Marist Poll.

In a substantial, double-digit shift, according to the poll, Americans are now as likely to identify as pro-life (47 percent) as pro-choice (47 percent).  Just last month, a similar survey conducted by The Marist Poll found Americans more likely to identify as pro-choice than as pro-life by 17 percentage points (55 to 38 percent).  Democrats moved in their pro-life identity from 20 percent to 34 percent.

Among Democrats, the gap between pro-life and pro-choice identifiers was cut in half from 55 percent to 27 percent.  The number of Democrats now identifying as pro-life is 34 percent, up from 20 percent last month, while the number identifying as pro-choice fell from 75 percent to 61 percent.  Younger Americans also moved dramatically, now dividing 47 percent pro-life to 48 percent pro-choice.  One month ago, the gap was almost 40 percentage points with only 28 percent identifying as pro-life and 65 percent identifying as pro-choice.

'The recent legal changes to late-term abortion and the debate which followed have not gone unnoticed by the general public,' said Carvalho.  'In just one month, there has been a significant increase in the proportion of Americans who see themselves as pro-life and an equally notable decline in those who describe themselves as pro-choice.'

This is the first time since 2009 that as many or more Americans have identified as pro-life as have identified as pro-choice.  More than a third of Democrats (34 percent) as well as two-thirds of Republicans (67 percent) identify as pro-life.  Independents divide (46 percent pro-life, 48 percent pro-choice)."

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IW – Adoration Closing 3/2

Due to the winter weather advisory, the chapel will be closed from Saturday, March 2 at 9 pm until Monday, March 4 at 9 am.

We are working to make the best decision possible to keep everyone safe and appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the continuous winter weather.

IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for March 3, 2019

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson and Father Patrice Chocholski, rector of the Shrine of Ars, hold a reliquary containing the incorrupt heart of St. Jean Vianney and a chalice that belonged to the saint, during Father Chocholski’s visit to the Supreme Council headquarters April 14, 2018. Behind them hangs a painting of another model for parish priests, Father Michael J. McGivney.

Some 17,000 young people gathered for Mass Jan. 12 at the annual conference of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS).  They stood in reverence as a reliquary holding the incorrupt heart of St. Jean-Marie Vianney was solemnly processed into the convention center in Indianapolis.  Throughout the conference, participants waited in long lines to approach the relic for personal veneration.

There have been similar scenes in churches and chapels across the United States since the “Heart of a Priest” pilgrimage, organized by the Knights of Columbus, began last November.  The relic has been entrusted to the Order by the Shrine of Ars, France, where St. Jean Vianney (1786-1859) served for more than 40 years.

The possibility of the pilgrimage was first presented last spring, before the clergy sexual abuse crisis erupted.  In September, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson suggested that the pilgrimage would serve as a “spiritual response” to the crisis, remarking,  “We welcome as providential this opportunity to invoke the intercession of the patron of parish priests, whose holiness and integrity are a singular model for clergy.”

Father Patrice Chocholski, St. Jean Vianney’s successor as curé, or pastor, of Ars and rector of the shrine there, brought the relic to the 136th Supreme Convention in Baltimore last August.  The pilgrimage officially began Nov. 10 at St. Mary’s Spiritual Center in Baltimore, in the chapel where Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, prayed during his seminary studies.  While in Baltimore, the relic was present at the U.S. bishops’ Fall General Assembly during a full day of spiritual discernment and prayer, as well as at two area seminaries.

Following stops in New Haven, Conn., where Father Chocholski offered a series of reflections at St. Mary’s Church and the Knights of Columbus Museum, the relic has visited dozens of cities from New Orleans to Atlanta to Washington, D.C.

The pilgrimage continues until early June and will stop in St. Louis, at the Cathedral Basilica, on Friday, March 15th.

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  • HEART OF A PRIEST
    THOUSANDS OF CATHOLICS VENERATE THE INCORRUPT HEART OF ST. JEAN VIANNEY AS IT MAKES A NATIONWIDE PILGRIMAGE
    by Columbia staff - Knights of Columbus (2/1/2019)

    • There have been similar scenes in churches and chapels across the United States since the “Heart of a Priest” pilgrimage, organized by the Knights of Columbus, began last November. The relic has been entrusted to the Order by the Shrine of Ars, France, where St. Jean Vianney (1786-1859) served for more than 40 years..

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IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for February 24, 2019

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

Recently, the Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus wrote a timely and cogent message to the membership regarding recent signs of prejudice against Catholics.  The following are the lead paragraphs of a longer article.  You can find the link to the entire article in the final paragraph of this article.

"Dear Brother Knight:

There have been times in our country’s past when uninformed or prejudiced people questioned whether Catholics could be good citizens or honest public servants.  That’s why Father McGivney chose the name “Columbus” for our Order — because the discoverer was the Catholic figure from American history most admired and accepted at the time.  In fact, from our founding in 1882, until the election of Brother Knight John F. Kennedy in 1960, many still held that Catholics were unfit for public office.  Throughout that time, the Knights of Columbus worked to counter such prejudice.

Sadly, it seems that in some quarters, this prejudice remains.  First, in 2017 a Notre Dame law professor was deemed unfit for a federal judgeship by a United States Senator who feared that “the dogma lives loudly within you.”  Now, two more senators have questioned a Brother Knight’s fitness for the federal bench precisely because our Order holds firm to the Church’s teachings on the sanctity of life and marriage.

Such attacks on the basis of our Catholic faith are hardly new.  The Knights of Columbus was formed amid a period of anti-Catholic bigotry.  We stood against that then, and we do so now.  We have spoken out against persecution around the world for nearly a century.  At the same time, here at home we stood against the Ku Klux Klan, including its attempts to ban Catholic education, and we published books on the black and Jewish contributions to American history decades before the Civil Rights movement.  More recently, we stood with the Little Sisters of the Poor in their fight for religious liberty and have worked with both the Obama and Trump administrations — and both sides of the aisle in Congress — to help Christians, Yazidis and Shi’a Muslims targeted for genocide by ISIS.

From our very beginning, the Knights of Columbus has been an organization adhering to the teachings of the Catholic Church.  As with the Church, our primary motivation in everything is Christ’s great commandment, that we love God completely and our neighbor as ourselves.

As the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church explains, “Jesus Christ reveals to us that ‘God is love’ and He teaches us that ‘the fundamental law of human perfection, and consequently of the transformation of the world, is the new commandment of love.’......"

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  • A MESSAGE FROM THE SUPREME KNIGHT
    By Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson - Knights of Columbus (1/1/2019)

    • There have been times in our country’s past when uninformed or prejudiced people questioned whether Catholics could be good citizens or honest public servants. That’s why Father McGivney chose the name “Columbus” for our Order — because the discoverer was the Catholic figure from American history most admired and accepted at the time.

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IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for February 17, 2019

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

Pittsburgh Pirates’ starting right-hander Trevor Williams, a Knights of Columbus member

It has been a long winter and there remains a bit more than a month before spring arrives with its relief.  But several days ago one of the traditional signs that spring is a comin’ appeared – the redbirds landed on the bat in Jupiter, Florida.  Those paying attention to such signs understand its significance.  Just dreaming of spring training can warm the body temperature.

So, such it was last week when reading a story on the Knights of Columbus web site (KofC.org).  Just the first sentence of the story was enough to conjure up warmer days: “It’s July 11 and the Pittsburgh Pirates’ starting right-hander Trevor Williams, a Knights of Columbus member, is in the midst of a skid.

In the beginning of his third season in Major League Baseball (MLB), Williams posted a 2.72 earned run average (ERA) and won five games.  But by early July, his ERA had jumped up to 4.60 and he was 6-7 on the season for wins and losses. That Wednesday afternoon, he was scheduled to square off against the Washington Nationals.

Before he took the mound, sitting in front of his locker with a St. Benedict crucifix on it, Williams said a prayer: “Jesus I trust in you.”  On his left wrist, just below where the glove ends, is a tattoo of the letters AMDG, an abbreviation for the Latin phrase Ad maiorem Dei gloriam, “For the greater glory of God.”  He sees the letters before every pitch he makes.

To him, faith is the most important aspect of his life followed by his family and then baseball.”

There is more to the story of a fine young man – even if he is a Pirate – who lives his Catholic faith on and off the field.  To read the entire story we direct you to our media sites for links to the story: www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or at facebook.com/IWknights9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights.

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  • BEING A KNIGHT IS PART OF WHO I AM
    By Andrew Fowler - Knights of Columbus (2/12/2019)

    • Before he took the mound, sitting in front of his locker with a St. Benedict crucifix on it, Williams said a prayer: “Jesus I trust in you.” On his left wrist, just below where the glove ends, is a tattoo of the letters AMDG, an abbreviation for the Latin phrase Ad maiorem Dei gloriam, “For the greater glory of God.” He sees the letters before every pitch he makes..

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IWKnights Valentine’s Brunch

To All Council Members and Ladies Auxiliary,

We want to extend this invitation to all of the Council Members and the Ladies Auxiliary to please consider attending the upcoming Valentine’s Brunch with your spouse or significant other.

WHAT: VALENTINE’S BRUNCH — CATERED BREAKFAST

WHEN: FEBRUARY 17th (SUNDAY MORNING]

TIME: 10:15 AM — AFTER THE 8:45 MASS & ROSARY

WHERE: LOWER CHURCH HALL

MENU: BACON, SAUSAGE, CHEESY EGGS, BERRY

FRUIT SALAD,

O’BRIEN POTATOES, YOGURT, & STUFFED FRENCH TOAST

COST: $18 PERSON, $36 A COUPLE

BRING YOUR LOVELY SPOUSE & ENJOY A DELICIOUS BRUNCH!!

RSVP: By Wednesday, Feb 13th, to Eric Bergmann at bergy2844 or 636-532-7017.

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE FOR A GREAT MORNING OF FELLOWSHIP.

IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for February 10, 2019

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

Standing with laborers and emergency workers Oct. 4, 2001, a priest blesses a 20-foot tall cross of steel beams that had been recovered from the rubble of the World Trade Center in New York. The Knights of Columbus Heroes Fund was established on the day following the Sept. 11 attacks. (CNS photo from Reuters)

This weekend we conclude the review of some of the more significant K of C events and accomplishments which have occurred since the turn of the century.

  • 2016: The Order’s highest honor, the Guadium et SpesAward, was presented to the Little Sisters of the Poor for their witness to the Gospel and their defense of religious liberty. The community was the 12th recipient of the award since its establishment in 1992.
  • 2016: Ukraine, the Order’s newest territory, has nearly 600 members in 13 councils, and the Order has also taken root in France and Lithuania.
  • 2016: The Order commissioned American artist Chas Fagan to paint a portrait of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. The portrait later became her official canonization image and was gifted to the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa in 1950. The image was publically displayed on the façade of St. Peter’s Basilica at her Vatican canonization, Sept. 4.
  • 2017: The Knights of Columbus documentary, Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communismis honored with two Emmy Awards at the 58th annual Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards, hosted by the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
  • 2017: The Knights of Columbus contributed almost $2 million to various aid programs in the Middle East that have received little to no funding from the U.S. government or international community since ISIS began its genocidal campaign against the region’s religious minorities in 2014.
  • 2017: Supreme Knight Carl Anderson: addressed the Convocation of Catholic Leadersin Orlando, July 3. This convocation of leaders from Catholic organizations and dioceses around the country was convened by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to help examine and discuss challenges for the Church in America.

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  • THE NEW MILLENNIUM: 2000 AND ONWARDS
    By Knights of Columbus (2018)

    • On May 21, 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized 25 martyrs of Mexico, including six members of the Knights of Columbus. Less than one year later, Carl A. Anderson was installed as the 13th supreme knight in Mexico City and dedicated the Order and his administration to Mary under her title Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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Holy Spirit Assembly: Funeral Arrangements for Pat & John Bacheldor

From Holy Spirit Assembly:

Hello fellow Holy Spirit Assembly Sir Knights.

We just received the schedule for Pat & John’s funeral arrangements:

4-8pm on Monday, February 11, viewing at Schrader Funeral Home (14960 Manchester Rd. Ballwin, phone 636-227-5511). Knights of Columbus Honor Guard will hold a short prayer service (7pm anticipated start time).

10am on Tuesday, February 12, funeral at Ascension Church (230 Santa Maria Dr, Chesterfield, MO, phone 636-532-3304). Choir & Honor Guard will be present.

It is my understanding that a refreshment reception will be held in the Ascension Multi-Purpose Room following the funeral.

1pm on Tuesday, February 12, burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Knights Honor Guard will be present.

The Knights Honor Guard as well as the Ascension Church & Holy Spirit Choir members will receive additional detail via their organizations.

Do not hesitate to write or call me with any questions or comments.

The family appreciates everyone’s continuing thoughts & prayers.

Thank you.

Joe Burleski

Faithful Navigator
Holy Spirit Assembly #3588